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Bill Chappell

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Japan Sends Long Electric Whip Into Orbit, To Tame Space Junk

Friday, December 09, 2016

A cable that's as long as six football fields has been launched into orbit — and when it's deployed, it'll test an idea to knock out debris that threatens astronauts and spacecraft.

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U.S. Kids Far Less Likely To Out-Earn Their Parents, As Inequality Grows

Friday, December 09, 2016

"It's basically a coin flip as to whether you'll do better than your parents," a Stanford economist says.

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Bots-B-Gone? Congress Bans Ticket-Scalpers' Tool Blamed For Quick Sell-Outs

Thursday, December 08, 2016

The ban applies to ticket sales for any public event that can be attended by 200 or more people.

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History-Making Somali-American Legislator Reports 'Hateful' Taunts In D.C.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Ilhan Omar says she was "subjected to the most hateful, derogatory, Islamophobic, sexist taunts and threats I have ever experienced" in a cab during her visit to the nation's capital.

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Pearl Harbor 75 Years Later: U.S. Recalls A Shocking Attack

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

America remembers the fallen — and how the nation responded to what President Franklin Roosevelt called a "date which will live in infamy."

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Pope Francis Warns Media Against Infatuation With Scandal, Citing 'Coprophilia'

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Pope Francis calls on the media to avoid disinformation and "the sickness of coprophilia," comparing a love of scandal to an abnormal fascination with feces.

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Plane Crashes In Northern Pakistan; 48 People Are Believed Dead

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Those onboard included former pop singer Junaid Jamshed, according to local media. Pakistan's aviation agency says the crash seems to have been an accident, not the result of an attack.

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Trump Picks Gen. James Mattis As His Defense Secretary

Thursday, December 01, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has now chosen nominees for nearly half of the Cabinet-level jobs in his incoming administration.

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Sandy Hook Gun Lawsuit Heads To Connecticut Supreme Court

Thursday, December 01, 2016

The gun's design and intended use are at the heart of the plaintiffs' case, as the families' attorneys say the weapon should never have been sold to civilians.

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UNESCO Deems Belgium's Beer Culture A Treasure Of Humanity

Thursday, December 01, 2016

The agency noted Belgium's beer experts — zythologists — who taste and study complex and often experimental brews. It's one of 16 cultural elements that are being recognized.

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'Wildlife,' Indeed: Police Chuckle As Costumed Pranksters Preen For Park Camera

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Trail cameras were set up to catch sight of a mountain lion; they turned up another variety of wild activity.

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Deal Promises Help For Soldiers Ordered To Repay Enlistment Bonuses

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The compromise is part of a mammoth new defense spending authorization bill that's slated for a vote by the end of next week.

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OPEC Agrees To First Cut In Oil Production Since 2008

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

With the cut, OPEC's production will drop by 1.2 million barrels daily to 32.5 million barrels. The deal takes effect at the start of 2017.

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At 56, Peggy Whitson Becomes Oldest Female Astronaut

Sunday, November 20, 2016

On the mission, she's projected to once again become the U.S. astronaut with the most time spent in orbit.

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Germany's Angela Merkel Says She'll Run For Fourth Term In 2017

Sunday, November 20, 2016

"This election will be even more difficult than those we have had before as we are facing a strong polarization," says Chancellor Merkel, 62.

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Ret. Army Gen. Jack Keane Says He Declined Offer To Be Defense Secretary

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Retired four-star general Jack Keane tells NPR that he declined Trump's offer for personal reasons — and that he recommended retired generals James Mattis and David Petraeus for the job.

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N.C. Challenger To Gov. McCrory Remains In Lead As Final Ballots Counted

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Attorney General Roy Cooper, a Democrat, leads the Republican incumbent by 6,600 votes, with both candidates hovering just below the 49 percent mark.

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Swastikas Are Painted At Adam Yauch Park In NYC — But Kids Win The Day

Saturday, November 19, 2016

One day after vandals hit their playground at Brooklyn's Adam Yauch Park, kids took it back, adorning a make-believe train with hearts and flowers. The park will host a rally Sunday.

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'Misinformation' On Facebook: Zuckerberg Lists Ways Of Fighting Fake News

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Computer detection of potentially false stories; labeling news that might be false; cutting ad revenue: Those are steps Facebook could use to combat fake news.

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U.S. 'Hasn't Gone Too Fast' In Globalization, Obama Says In Berlin Visit

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Acknowledging a "bumpy phase" in politics, President Obama says a majority of Americans are comfortable with the pace of globalization. But, he adds, "Democracy is hard work."

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